August 1, 2013
HSUS Puppy Mill and Animal Fighting Rewards
Be part of the solution
Puppy mill rewards
The Humane Society of the United States offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a puppy mill operator for illegal animal cruelty. Persons wishing to phone in a tip are encouraged to call 1-877-MILL-TIP. Your information will be kept confidential.
Animal fighting rewards
The HSUS also offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in dogfighting or cockfighting. If you have information about illegal animal fighting in your area, you can call HSUS’s animal fighting tip line at 877-TIP-HSUS and your information will be kept confidential.
If you have information about a potentially illegal puppy mill or animal fighting operation, here are the steps to take:
- Call your local police department or animal control agency. Give them as many details as you can about the suspected animal fighting operation or illegal puppy mill situation. You do not need to give your name to law enforcement to report your information. Tell the law enforcement agency about The HSUS's reward program.
You can also call The HSUS's puppy mill tip line at 877-MILL-TIP with information about a puppy mill in your area, or the animal fighting tip line at 877-TIP-HSUS with information about possible animal fighting activity.
Note: In order to qualify for the rewards program, this must be an open case. Additionally, law enforcement officers (including ACOs and humane officers) are not eligible for the HSUS's rewards program.
- Get a letter from law enforcement. If the puppy mill operator or suspected animal fighter is convicted, ask the law enforcement agency involved in the case to write a letter to The HSUS. The letter should state that your tip helped lead to the arrest and prosecution. The letter should be mailed, faxed, or emailed to:
Animal Fighting Reward Program
c/o Adam Parascandola
The Humane Society of the United States
1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037
- Call The HSUS for more information. If you have questions about the reward program, please call us at 202-452-1100.
Spread the word
Order our animal fighting or puppy mill reward posters and display them prominently throughout your community or wherever you suspect illegal animal fighting occurs. To order posters, email firstname.lastname@example.org.